Certificate in Fitness Trainer

The Fitness Trainer curriculum is designed to promote a comprehensive healthy lifestyle through safe and effective exercise, nutrition, and a general knowledge of disease management. The courses cover a variety of subjects including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, fitness assessment and exercise program design, muscle development, cardiovascular fitness, and the needs of special populations. In addition to the health and wellness curriculum, there are courses dedicated to establishing a successful career in the industry including marketing and sales, applied teaching and motivational techniques, and the fundamentals of business management.

Also, students will typically, but not always, be taught by more than one instructor during their program of study. Students are required to complete a supervised clinical externship at a fitness facility that includes competencies, logs and evaluations completed by the student. At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry-level employment as fitness trainers.

The program teaches safe and effective exercise, nutrition, and a general knowledge of disease management. In addition, the program offers courses designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of business management, including marketing and sales. By the time you graduate, you should have the skills necessary to work in the health and fitness field and turn one day into day one of pursuing a future as a professional fitness trainer.

The Fitness Trainer curriculum cover a variety of subjects including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, fitness assessment and exercise program design, muscle development, cardiovascular fitness, and the needs of special populations. In addition to the health and wellness curriculum, there are courses dedicated to establishing a successful career in the industry including marketing and sales, applied teaching and motivational techniques, and the fundamentals of business management.

  • Gymnasiums and Fitness Clubs
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Fitness Trainer/Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Client Assessment and Program Design
  • Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Business Management Fundamentals

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